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Train to Alcatraz (1948)

 -  Drama  -  28 June 1948 (USA)
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A group of prisoners being transported by train to Alcatraz prison plot an escape.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Forbes (as Donald Barry)
Janet Martin ...
William Phipps ...
Tommy Calligan
Roy Barcroft ...
Guard Grady
June Storey ...
Virginia Marley
Aunt Ella
Bart Kanin
Chester Clute ...
Conductor Yelvington
Ralph Dunn ...
U.S. Marshal Mark Stevens
Richard Irving ...
Andy Anders
John Alvin ...
Michael Carr ...
Marty Mason
Marc Krah ...
Slip Mahaffey
Hutch Hutchins


A group of prisoners being transported by train to Alcatraz prison plot an escape.

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train | alcatraz | prison | railway







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28 June 1948 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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An exciting little yarn.

I was amazed by this pretty little flick that Republic pictures gave us. A sort of THE LAST MILE aboard a train. Don red Barry is here the convicts gang lead, the equivalent of the Preston Foster or Mickey Rooney characters for the two versions of THE LAST MILE. A cold blooded killer.

A wild bunch of convicts are aboard a train which lead them to the famous Rock. Of course, they plan to escape. Exciting at the most.

We can find here Roy Barcroft, as a warden. He is very good in this character, unusual for him. Keep in mind that he was the heavy one for most of the Republic Pictures movies. He was seldom on this side of the law...

Plenty of thrill, action sequences. A Republic Pictures at their best. So is Red Barry. He is usually the good one.

Such a shame that there is the usual good and honest convict, accused of a murder he did not commit, and who clears himself at the end. I am tired of that. That pisses me of !!!

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